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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509137/successful-treatment-by-tocilizumab-without-steroid-in-a-very-severe-case-of-tafro-syndrome
#1
Tamami Fujiki, Suguru Hirasawa, Seishi Watanabe, Shunsuke Iwamoto, Ryoichi Ando
Successful use of tocilizumab (TCZ) to treat TAFRO syndrome has recently been reported. In those cases, TCZ was used with steroid. We present herein the case of a 59-year-old man with very severe TAFRO syndrome who was successfully treated using TCZ without steroid. He showed rapidly progressive anasarca, acute renal failure and very severe thrombocytopenia. We initially used steroid, but its efficacy was limited. Moreover, steroid use had to be stopped as soon as possible, because hemorrhagic shock developed due to severe duodenal ulcer...
May 2017: CEN Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502946/two-cases-of-thrombocytopenia-anasarca-fever-reticulin-fibrosis-renal-failure-and-organomegaly-tafro-syndrome-with-high-serum-procalcitonin-levels-including-the-first-case-complicated-with-adrenal-hemorrhaging
#2
Mizuho Nara, Atsushi Komatsuda, Fumiko Itoh, Hajime Kaga, Masaya Saitoh, Masaru Togashi, Yoshihiro Kameoka, Hideki Wakui, Naoto Takahashi
Thrombocytopenia, Anasarca, Fever, Reticulin fibrosis/Renal failure, and Organomegaly (TAFRO) syndrome is a recently described systemic inflammatory disorder characterized by thrombocytopenia, anasarca, fever, reticulin fibrosis/renal failure, and organomegaly. It has an acute or subacute onset of unknown etiology, although some pathological features resemble those of multicentric Castleman disease. We here report two cases of TAFRO syndrome. The symptoms and pathological findings in these cases met the 2015 diagnostic criteria...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28353560/a-life-threatening-case-of-tafro-syndrome-with-dramatic-response-to-tocilizumab-rituximab-and-pulse-steroids-the-first-case-report-in-latin-america
#3
Fabio Freire José, Lucila Nassif Kerbauy, Guilherme Fleury Perini, Danielle Isadora Blumenschein, Denise da Cunha Pasqualin, Denise Maria Avancini Costa Malheiros, Guilherme de Carvalho Campos Neto, Fabio Pires de Souza Santos, Ronaldo Piovesan, Nelson Hamerschlak
RATIONALE: This is the report of the first case of TAFRO syndrome (Thrombocytopenia, Anasarca, myelofibrosis, Renal dysfunction, Organomegaly) in Latin America. PATIENT CONCERNS: The patient was a 61-year-old white woman of Ashkenazi Jewish descent, who presented with a history of 8 days of nausea, vomiting, and fever; severe pitting edema in both legs, ascites, splenomegaly, and palpable axillary lymph nodes. DIAGNOSES: Abdominal computed tomography (CT) showed bilateral pleural effusion and retroperitoneal lymph node enlargement...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274535/two-patients-with-tafro-syndrome-exhibiting-strikingly-similar-anterior-mediastinal-lesions-with-predominantly-fat-attenuation-on-chest-computed-tomography
#4
Yoko Ozawa, Hiroshi Yamamoto, Masanori Yasuo, Hidekazu Takahashi, Kazunari Tateishi, Atsuhito Ushiki, Satoshi Kawakami, Yasunari Fujinaga, Shiho Asaka, Kenji Sano, Hiroshi Takayama, Hiroshi Imamura, Masayuki Hanaoka
We herein report on two middle-aged men with TAFRO (thrombocytopenia, anasarca, fever, reticulin fibrosis or renal failure, and organomegaly) syndrome, a unique clinicopathological variant of multicentric Castleman׳s disease recently proposed in Japan. Strikingly similar anterior mediastinal fat swellings with soft tissue density were observed in the patients on chest computed tomography. In TAFRO syndrome, bilateral pleural effusion and slight lymph node swelling are common in the thoracic region; however, anterior mediastinal lesions have not been previously observed...
March 2017: Respiratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205564/elevated-serum-interferon-%C3%AE-induced-protein-10-kda-is-associated-with-tafro-syndrome
#5
Noriko Iwaki, Yuka Gion, Eisei Kondo, Mitsuhiro Kawano, Taro Masunari, Hiroshi Moro, Koji Nikkuni, Kazue Takai, Masao Hagihara, Yuko Hashimoto, Kenji Yokota, Masataka Okamoto, Shinji Nakao, Tadashi Yoshino, Yasuharu Sato
Multicentric Castleman disease (MCD) is a heterogeneous lymphoproliferative disorder. It is characterized by inflammatory symptoms, and interleukin (IL)-6 contributes to the disease pathogenesis. Human herpesvirus 8 (HHV-8) often drives hypercytokinemia in MCD, although the etiology of HHV-8-negative MCD is idiopathic (iMCD). A distinct subtype of iMCD that shares a constellation of clinical features including thrombocytopenia (T), anasarca (A), fever (F), reticulin fibrosis (R), and organomegaly (O) has been reported as TAFRO-iMCD, however the differences in cytokine profiles between TAFRO-iMCD and iMCD have not been established...
February 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135567/tafro-syndrome-new-subtype-of-idiopathic-multicentric-castleman-disease
#6
REVIEW
Gordan Srkalovic, Inga Marijanovic, Maya B Srkalovic, David C Fajgenbaum
Castleman disease (CD) describes a group of three rare and poorly understood lymphoproliferative disorders that have heterogeneous clinical symptoms and common lymph node histopathological features. Unicentric CD (UCD) involves a single region of enlarged nodes. Multicentric CD (MCD) involves multiple regions of enlarged lymph nodes, constitutional symptoms, and organ dysfunction due to a cytokine storm often including interleukin 6. MCD is further divided into Human Herpes Virus-8 (HHV-8)-associated MCD, which occurs in immunocompromised individuals, and HHV-8-negative/idiopathic MCD (iMCD)...
January 26, 2017: Bosnian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855066/chromosome-based-blaoxa-48-like-variants-in-shewanella-species-isolates-from-food-producing-animals-fish-and-the-aquatic-environment
#7
Daniela Ceccarelli, Alieda van Essen-Zandbergen, Kees T Veldman, Nedzib Tafro, Olga Haenen, Dik J Mevius
Carbapenems are considered last-resort antibiotics in health care. Increasing reports of carbapenemase-producing bacteria in food-producing animals and in the environment indicate the importance of this phenomenon in public health. Surveillance for carbapenemase genes and carbapenemase-producing bacteria in Dutch food-producing animals, environmental freshwater, and imported ornamental fish revealed several chromosome-based blaOXA-48-like variants in Shewanella spp., including two new alleles, blaOXA-514 and blaOXA-515 Carbapenemase genes were not associated with mobile genetic elements or Enterobacteriaceae...
February 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825275/magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-bone-marrow-for-tafro-syndrome
#8
Gen Nakamura, Noriyuki Homma, Akio Kasai, Takuya Kasami, Kunihiko Makino, Youhei Aoki, Kunihiko Wakaki, Norihito Nakagawa
We report two cases of TAFRO syndrome, which is characterized by thrombocytopenia, anasarca, fever, renal insufficiency, and organomegaly. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the spine showed a dark medullary pattern in the bone marrow on the T1- and T2-weighted images of both patients. One patient showed complete resolution after treatment. Serial MRIs of the improved patient revealed a transition to a normal marrow pattern on both images, which might represent resolution of the disease.
November 9, 2016: Modern Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27795511/proposed-diagnostic-criteria-disease-severity-classification-and-treatment-strategy-for-a-novel-disorder-tafro-syndrome
#9
Yasufumi Masaki, Hiroshi Kawabata, Kazue Takai, Norifumi Tsukamoto, Shino Fujimoto, Yasuhito Ishigaki, Nozomu Kurose, Masaru Kojima, Shigeo Nakamura, Tomohiro Kinoshita, Sadao Aoki
TAFRO syndrome is a systemic inflammatory disorder manifesting as thrombocytopenia; anasarca including pleural effusion and ascites; fever; renal insufficiency; and organomegaly including hepatosplenomegaly and lymphadenopathy. Its onset may be acute or sub-acute, but its etiology remains unknown. Although several clinical and pathological characteristics of TAFRO syndrome resemble those of Castleman's disease, other specific features can differentiate between the two. Some patients have been successfully treated with glucocorticoids and/or immunosuppressants including cyclosporin A, tocilizumab and rituximab, whereas others are refractory to treatment, eventually succumbing to the disease...
2016: [Rinshō Ketsueki] the Japanese Journal of Clinical Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27795506/tafro-syndrome-with-primary-sjogren-s-syndrome
#10
Nozomi Iwanaga, Kohei Harada, Yoshika Tsuji, Chieko Kawahara, Kazuhiro Kurohama, Yasumori Izumi, Shinichiro Yoshida, Keita Fujikawa, Masahiro Ito, Atsushi Kawakami, Kiyoshi Migita
  A 25-year-old woman diagnosed 1 year earlier with Primary Sjogren's syndrome was admitted to a nearby hospital with fever of unknown origin. Examination revealed anasarca, systemic lymphadenopathy, hepatosplenomegaly and high C-reactive protein level. The patient's symptoms were initially suspected to be caused by severe bacterial infection with Sjogren's syndrome flare. She was given antibiotics and prednisolone (PSL) at 50 mg/day. However, the patient developed anemia and thrombocytopenia and was transferred to our hospital for further care...
2016: Nihon Rinshō Men'eki Gakkai Kaishi, Japanese Journal of Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27777802/tafro-syndrome-associated-with-ebv-and-successful-triple-therapy-treatment-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#11
Malorie Simons, Emmanuel Apor, James N Butera, Diana O Treaba
TAFRO syndrome is a rare constellation of symptoms: thrombocytopenia, anasarca, reticulin fibrosis of the bone marrow, renal dysfunction, and organomegaly. Its pathogenesis involves an excessive and inappropriate cytokine storm, most notably from IL-6, causing multiorgan failure; however, its etiology is undetermined. Starting in 2012, TAFRO syndrome was first identified in Japan as an atypical variant of Castleman's disease. Previous reports include various different treatment protocols with inconsistent survival outcomes...
2016: Case Reports in Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27725549/diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma-during-corticosteroid-therapy-for-tafro-syndrome
#12
Eiko Ohya, Minoru Mizutani, Haruna Sakaguchi, Takao Sekine
Thrombocytopenia, anasarca, myelofibrosis, renal dysfunction and organomegaly (TAFRO) syndrome is a variant of Castleman's disease recently identified in Japan. A 73-year-old man was diagnosed with TAFRO syndrome according to clinical findings, and his symptoms improved after corticosteroid therapy. Ten months later, lymphadenopathy worsened during tapering of corticosteroids. Histological findings of abdominal lymph nodes showed diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. After 6 cycles of R-CHOP therapy, he has remained in sustained complete remission...
2016: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27619516/lung-adenocarcinoma-mimicking-pulmonary-fibrosis-a-case-report
#13
Bakir Mehić, Lina Duranović Rayan, Nurija Bilalović, Danina Dohranović Tafro, Ilijaz Pilav
BACKGROUND: Lung cancer is usually presented with cough, dyspnea, pain and weight loss, which is overlapping with symptoms of other lung diseases such as pulmonary fibrosis. Pulmonary fibrosis shows characteristic reticular and nodular pattern, while lung cancers are mostly presented with infiltrative mass, thick-walled cavitations or a solitary nodule with spiculated borders. If the diagnosis is established based on clinical symptoms and CT findings, it would be a misapprehension. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a case of lung adenocarcinoma whose symptoms as well as clinical images overlapped strongly with pulmonary fibrosis...
2016: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27516889/an-anterior-mediastinal-lesion-in-tafro-syndrome-showing-complete-remission-after-glucocorticoid-and-tocilizumab-therapy
#14
Kentaro Sakashita, Kengo Murata, Yuji Inagaki, Souichi Oota, Mikio Takamori
Thrombocytopenia (T), anasarca (A), myelofibrosis (F), renal dysfunction (R), and organomegaly (O) (TAFRO) syndrome is a variant of multicentric Castleman's disease. We describe here a 57-year-old man who presented with persistent fever, pleural effusion, and ascites. He was negative for human immunodeficiency virus and human herpes virus-8. A computed tomography scan showed an anterior mediastinal mass and small inguinal lymphadenopathy. Although a biopsy of the anterior mediastinum showed fatty tissue infiltrated with CD20 (+) and CD45RO (+) lymphocytes, a biopsy of the left inguinal lymph node revealed a hyaline vascular type of Castleman's disease...
September 2016: Respirology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27413814/a-case-of-tafro-syndrome-a-variant-of-multicentric-castleman-s-disease-successfully-treated-with-corticosteroid-and-cyclosporine-a
#15
Naruhiko Takasawa, Yukio Sekiguchi, Tsuneyuki Takahashi, Akira Muryoi, Jo Satoh, Takeshi Sasaki
We report a case of a 46-year-old woman with fever, pleural effusion, massive ascites, severe edema, hepatosplenomegaly, elevation of serum creatinine level, proteinuria, and severe thrombocytopenia. Her clinical features were compatible with TAFRO syndrome proposed as a variant of multicentric Castleman's disease, that is occasionally associated with poor prognosis. Treatment with corticosteroid improved her symptoms partially. However, thrombocytopenia, ascites, and edema persisted. The use of cyclosporine A successfully improved her condition, resulting in remission...
July 14, 2016: Modern Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27316721/a-case-of-tafro-syndrome-with-a-large-mediastinal-mass-treated-with-debulking-surgery
#16
Masaaki Nagano, Jun Matsumoto
Multicentric Castleman's disease is a polyclonal lymphoproliferative disorder. Recently, a new variant of the disease was reported and named TAFRO syndrome, an acronym for thrombocytopenia, ascites, myelofibrosis, renal dysfunction, and organomegaly. A 55-year-old woman presented to our hospital with dyspnea on exertion and high fever. Laboratory tests revealed anemia, thrombocytopenia, and proteinuria. Computed tomography (CT) revealed a large anterior mediastinal mass, mild splenomegaly, bilateral pleural effusion, pericardial effusion, and mild systemic lymphadenopathy...
December 2016: Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27267287/an-uncharted-constellation-tafro-syndrome
#17
Akira Tadokoro, Nobuhiro Kanaji, Taiga Hara, Koichi Matsumoto, Tomoya Ishii, Takehiro Takagi, Naoki Watanabe, Nobuyuki Kita, Machi Kawauchi, Masaki Ueno, Norimitsu Kadowaki, Shuji Bandoh
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2016: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27245076/aggressive-tafro-syndrome-with-reversible-cardiomyopathy-successfully-treated-with-combination-chemotherapy
#18
Shunichiro Yasuda, Keisuke Tanaka, Ayako Ichikawa, Ken Watanabe, Emi Uchida, Masahide Yamamoto, Kouhei Yamamoto, Daisuke Mizuchi, Osamu Miura, Tetsuya Fukuda
TAFRO (thrombocytopenia, anasarca, myelofibrosis, renal dysfunction, and organomegaly) syndrome is an atypical manifestation of Castleman's disease. However, the mechanism underlying this very rare syndrome remains unknown, and there is no established standard treatment. Here we report cases of two young females with TAFRO syndrome who showed similar clinical courses. Both cases showed severe anasarca, ascites, and thrombocytopenia. Although high-dose steroids were ineffective, combination chemotherapy showed remarkable effects...
October 2016: International Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27181237/successful-treatment-by-rituximab-in-a-patient-with-tafro-syndrome-with-cardiomyopathy
#19
Sumie Hiramatsu, Koichiro Ohmura, Hideaki Tsuji, Hiroshi Kawabata, Toshiyuki Kitano, Ayuko Sogabe, Motomu Hashimoto, Kosaku Murakami, Yoshitaka Imura, Naoichiro Yukawa, Hajime Yoshifuji, Takao Fujii, Akifumi Takaori-Kondo, Tsuneyo Mimori
  TAFRO syndrome is a newly defined disease entity which is characterized by thrombocytopenia, anasarca, myelofibrosis, renal dysfunction, and organomegaly. A histological pattern of multiple lymphadenopathy of atypical Castleman's disease (CD) is also an important characteristic. A 48-year-old man was referred to our hospital with fever, asthenia, bilateral pleural effusion, ascites, generalized edema, dyspnea, hypoalbuminemia, severe thrombocytopenia, anemia, renal failure and proteinuria, whereas bacterial culture and serological and PCR tests for various viruses were all negative...
2016: Nihon Rinshō Men'eki Gakkai Kaishi, Japanese Journal of Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27140598/-tafro-syndrome-and-monoclonal-gammapathy-uncommon-association
#20
M Naifar, M Messedi, A Elleuch, M Snoussi, N Gouiaa, M Turki, A Lahiani, T Boudawara, Z Bahloul, F Ayedi
Castleman's disease is a lymphoproliferative disorder characterized by angiofollicular lymph node hyperplasia. Recently, a new variant of multicentric Castleman's disease has been identified in Japan called TAFRO syndrome. It is characterized by a constellation of symptoms: thrombocytopenia, anasarca, reticulin fibrosis of the bone marrow, renal dysfunction and organomegaly (TAFRO). It is usually associated with polyclonal hyperimmunoglobulinemia. Here, we report the first and unique case of TAFRO syndrome with monoclonal gammapathy...
January 2016: Current Research in Translational Medicine
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